Governor Crist Pitches New Indian Gambling Deal

By: Lee Gordon
By: Lee Gordon

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe hope $600 million in upfront money will get lawmakers will take a new look at gambling deal they signed.

As part of the deal, the tribe would be allowed to run blackjack
and other card games not allowed elsewhere in Florida.

But the lure of more money at the beginning of the compact may
not work.

State. Representative Bill Galvano immediately issued a statement that the agreement wasn't the best deal.

The new deal Crist rolled out Wednesday in a press conference
with tribe Councilman Max Osceola means there are three proposals
being considered in the final days of the legislative session.

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